Is there a relationship between the age at which training the National Hunt Thoroughbred Racehorse commences and chiropractic assessment of skeletal symmetry.

Oral presentation at BSAS conference, Dublin, Ireland April 2018
Published in Advances in Animal Biosciences 2018


  • Commencing training of National Hunt (NH) racehorses at 3yrs (rather than 4) had, on average, fewer misalignments of the spine and pelvis.
  • Training at an earlier age may be beneficial for skeletal symmetry.

O’Brien, R., Davidson, V., Hunisett, A., Cunliffe, C. (2018)